Samsung Galaxy S10e
If you’re searching for Samsung style, but you flinch at the prices of the S10 and S10 Plus, then try the littler Samsung Galaxy S10e. It has the same great processor, the same IP68 rating, a great display, and lots more for a few hundred dollars less. It’s an excellent water-resistant alternative.
That 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen is the lead of the show, with a 3,040 x 1,440-pixel resolution and supreme brightness and vibrancy. There’s a 3,400mAh battery inside, which is enough to see you through the day. While the IP68 rating denotes the ability to deal with liquids, the S10 has a curved glass back and front, so there’s a real risk of damage if you drop it.
If you’re able to spend a little extra, you can get the S10 Plus, which has a 6.4-inch screen, a larger 4,100mAh battery, and the same IP68 certification. If your budget doesn’t stretch, then consider last year’s Samsung trio, the Note 9, Galaxy S9, or S9 Plus, or its trio from the year before, the Note 8, Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus. All are IP68 rated and available at a low-cost.
The best waterproof iPhone: iPhone XS
Apple got on board a bezel-free smartphone future when it created the iPhone X. The iPhone XS has the same elegant design, but with some more power under the hood and an even greater IP68 water resistance rating which means it can endure submersion in water up to two meters in depth for up to 30 minutes without damage.
The OLED screen’s deep inky blacks and vibrant colors make it difficult to pull your eyes away from it, and Apple’s True Tone tech alters the color warmth of the screen to account for the ambient lighting surrounding you. But it’s not just about the 5.8-inch screen.